What do you do with an ottoman? This glorified version of a footrest always seems to accompany your sofa set, but unlike most furniture, this piece can easily become one of the most versatile pieces in the home! Ottomans aren’t just for living rooms. Whether it’s at the foot of a bed, in a child’s playroom, or in your dining room, the ottoman is a definite must-have item for a simple and stylish way to up-do your home. You’ll never want to keep your ottoman hidden again with these five ways to make sure any room in the house is both comfortable and a convenient hangout spot for your friends and family. The selection of ottomans from Furniture Row has everything you need. Check out these pieces and implement them into your home using the fun tips below and become the master designer everyone wants advice from.
Make a statement
You don’t always need an accent chair to bring fun colors or patterns that pop into your home. With a statement ottoman, you can get just the right amount of pizzazz for an easy way to bring your own unique style to any room. For easy color combinations, you can choose a color from your walls or any other room artifact and match the ottoman fabric to create a design that’s one-of-a-kind and truly all your own. Ottomans can stand out or look casual in any setting since they act as natural focal points. From tufted or tailored, to frilly or fluffy, there are endless amounts of options for a showstopper ottoman!
For trendy ottomans, Furniture Row’s Jenna Ottoman (4) adds round tufted charm in sweet beige for a soft and simple room addition, while the muted floral print of the Westchester Accent Ottoman (1) is great for a subtle-yet-sophisticated addition. Pair the ikat-inspired blue Haven Ottoman (3) with your sofa set for an eye-catching piece or let the Robins Nest Bench (2) offer sophisticated patterning in light palettes for a nice pinch of polished perfection.
Keep clutter at bay
Even if your home furniture is filled with drawers and cabinets, you can never have enough storage, so use an ottoman that will hide all that unwanted room clutter! Storage ottomans are best for items you want easy access to, so use them in any room as a simple solution for keeping organized and ready for all occasions. Storage ottomans are perfect for storing remote controls, game controllers, DVDs, or other living room essentials close to your television. They can store shoes in the bedroom and home entryway, keep all of your books and magazines or files out of sight in the office, or store blankets and pillows at the ready for a cozier lounging experience. Parents can also enjoy storage ottomans for simple and safe toy and game storage that kids can play on top of without using the dining table. The amount of uses for storage ottomans is endless, so get creative!
Check out Furniture Row’s Cosmopolitan Storage Ottoman (1) that features steel gray upholstery versatile enough to fit in any room or the Aspen Hills Ottoman (2) gorgeously boasts mahogany-colored leather for that extra amount of style. For more leather-like luxury, the tufted-topped Lakeshore Ottoman (3) perfect for rectangular-shaped storage, while the contemporary and chic light gray Chandelier Ottoman (4) unique round storage.
Use it as a coffee/cocktail table
If you don’t happen to have a coffee table and need a quick place to put your steaming cup of espresso as you read the morning paper, an ottoman is the perfect solution. Flat-topped ottomans are great for coffee, cocktails, or other drinks out on the patio or in the living room, and create a unique gathering spot for you and your guests as you sit and socialize. They’re also a great mini floor table for your kids as they snack during playtime and are baby-friendly since they don’t have sharp corners! Stand out from the crowd with a table that you can accessorize with to match your sofa’s upholstery, or bring a fun, new pattern to the mix.
Furniture Row’s geometric print Vestige Ottoman (1) is a long, rectangular piece perfect for enjoying cool cocktails, and the Livingston Ottoman (4) is the sunny yellow coffee table everyone needs to warm up their morning!
Get extra seating
Don’t let bulky chairs get in the way of a good time! If you have a lot of guests but only a couple couches, ottomans are great substitutions for living room seats, dining chairs, or kids chairs. For an easy bench or window seat, push two ottomans together for a delightful soft spot for two. You can also make the most out of your dressing area with a sophisticated ottoman vanity seat! Easy to move and comfortable to sit on, ottomans are meant to help you make time spent in the home cozy and casual. Check out Furniture Row’s tailored and tan Glasgow Ottoman (3) for a smooth seat you will love!
Just sit back and relax: Last but not least, use ottomans for what they were originally meant for—a place to put up your feet! Furniture Row’s gorgeous gray Siesta Ottoman (2) is plush enough to place your feet as you nap in your favorite chair or prop them up while you finish a good book. Get the relaxation experience you deserve after a long day. The ottoman is the answer for style on otto-matic.